Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Star formation histories of resolved late-type galaxies »

Monica Tosi
Oss. Astron. Bologna (Bologne, Italie)

Studies of resolved stellar populations in nearby systems are crucial to understand galaxy evolution. The exploitation of the power and the spatial resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope and new generation ground-based telescopes allows the individual stars of galaxies in and beyond the Local Group to be measured with good precision. The talk will summarize how the interpretation of the colour-magnitude diagrams of resolved stars in late-type galaxies has allowed us to infer their star formation histories. The method will be briefly described.
Our current knowledge of the star formation history of systems within 10-20 Mpc, as derived from the colour-magnitude diagrams of their resolved stellar populations, is reviewed, as well as the impact of these results on our understanding of galaxy evolution.
vendredi 18 avril 2008 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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